Oslo, Norway
Oslo is another city that I visited last year. On that visit, I went to the
various museums and saw the Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park.
Those sites are described in my previous Scandinavia story.
This time, I took the train from Oslo to Frognerseteren and hiked in the
woods. During my hike, I saw a traditional Norwegian house with grass
growing on the roof. After about an hour of hiking downhill, I got back on
the train and returned to Oslo.
The main street in Oslo is Karl Johans
Gate, where you can find lots of stores
and cafes. Much of Karl Johans Gate is
for pedestrians only.
The Norwegian Royal Palace is at one end of Karl Johans Gate. As it
is the royal residence, it is not open to the public.
If you live in Oslo and want to go
to the beach, you take a ride on a
ferry boat to one of the nearby
islands. As opposed to the sandy
beaches that I am used to at home,
in Oslo, you go to the beach on
the rocks. Also, the water here is
much colder than it is at home -
sometimes it pays to be a furry
bear!